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26 October 2010

Rasmussen Reports: Deal Leads Barnes By Ten

Monday, SurveyUSA released a poll showing Republican Nathan Deal leading Democrat Roy Barnes by ten points in the race for governor [King, Michael (2010-10-25). New Poll: Is the Governor's Race Headed for A Runoff?. WXIA-TV. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.]. A new Rasmussen Reports poll put out the same day appears to confirm the SurveyUSA numbers.

Deal is in front of Barnes by ten, and teetering very close to the 50% mark needed to avoid a runoff.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Deal earning 49% of the vote to Barnes’ 39%. Libertarian candidate John Monds is a distant third, picking up just five percent (5%) support. Another five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) are undecided.

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Georgia was conducted on October 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Election 2010: Georgia Governor. Rasmussen Reports. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.